Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sunset with Alicia

Alicia here today with a sunset layout from my recent trip to Jamaica.

I thought the beautiful peach papers in the new Windsong Paper Pack highlighted the glowing sunset at the beach. I added several different papers and used various border makers and cutting templates to create interesting shapes while still focusing on my photos.

 
I used an hombre technique on the grunge board letters. I started with the lightest Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink, next I chalked with Peach Tree PowderPuff Chalking Ink and finally the darkest Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Ink. The effect is very subtle as are the shades in the Windsong Paper Pack.
 
Quick Quotes Products:
Windsong Paper Pack
Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Peach Tree PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Products Used:
Kiwi Lane Bracket 2T
EK Success Border Punch
Creative Memories Cutting System Hex Shape
Tim Holtz Grunge Board Alpha

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Monday, March 27, 2017

That Smile with Susie

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today with a layout featuring the new Windsong Collection and PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

The soft colors in the Windsong Collection are a great counterpoint to the strong metallic steampunk gears I used on the page:  a perfect combination for a layout about my sister, the pilot.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

I stamped my focal image with permanent black ink onto a peach colored paper from the collection, 100.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

I used a watercolor technique to paint the image with Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, Biscotti, Aqua, Seabrook and Terra Cotta.  I simply pressed the inks onto my craft mat and spritzed a little water nearby.

I picked up a tiny bit of water with the paintbrush and then added a little bit of the ink, varying the concentration to vary the color.  Just remember that this is not watercolor paper so you do not want to use a lot of water or the paper will pill and peel. A little bit goes a long way!

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

When I was done I trimmed out the image, cut a cardboard support to adhere to the back...

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

...and positioned her on the layout.
That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

The chipboard gears in the corner were first painted with metallic gold acrylic paint and then rubbed with 2 different metallic waxes. I added a few Shiny Chrome Drops as accents.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

There is a great set of cut apart sentiments in the Windsong Collection. There was one strip that caught my eye. It is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads "Each moment of the year has its own beauty."

I actually edited it to remove "of the year" and split the strip to position it in 2 different places on the page. The first part of the quote sits on the top left of the page, in front of 2 tags I cut from 101.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

The second part sits on the bottom of the photo.  Below it you can see that I fussy cut a zig zag border by following the pattern on 105.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

I added another little sentiment strip in the bottom right along with some tiny gears.

That Smile Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Susie Bentz

Quick Quotes Supplies: 
Windsong Paper Pack: 100, 101, 104, 105, 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Milk Chocolate, Mahogany, Aqua, Seabrook, Terra Cotta and Biscotti

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap: Shiny Chrome Drops, Gear Corners, Chipboard Embellishments
Prima: Emily Stamp
DecoArt Medieval Gold Metallics Glaze
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Black Shimmer, Copper Kettle Metal gears

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Coffee Break with Martha!

Would you like a Quick Quotes Coffee? While we drink the coffee I can share wonderful news with you! Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with amazing news and a coffee project to share. I created a card using the coffee theme which is great for coffee lovers. Take a look at my card, and then I will reveal the good news:

 

If you don't recognize these papers it is because they are from a new collection called Mulberry Paper Pack and this is one of the New Themed Collections recently available in the Quick Quotes Store. Yes, you read well!

The first good news is that now we have Themed Collections available and you can buy the entire package to have all the designs and combine all the papers just like you want!!! To create my card I used the Mulberry Paper Pack and, as you may have noticed, I used four different designs.

For the base I used the striped side of Mulberry 105. I pasted this layer directly over the card base. Then I cut a doily using the beige side of Mulberry 100. I sponged the borders of the doily with PowderPuff Chalk Ink Baby Blue and stamped a sentiment from the Coffee Lover stamp set using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Plum.

I decided to change the color of the Mulberry 100 to create the next die cut pieces of my card. For this purpose, I inked a piece of Mulberry 100 directly with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink pads using Jade and Clay and then using a die cut I cut several leaves. I pasted the leaves and the doily with dimensionals.
 

As a final coffee touch I stamped the coffee cup and the Latte word from the Coffee Lovers stamp set over the yellow side of Mulberry 100 using Midnight Confession, fussy cut the cup with my scissors and pasted it over the leaves and doily.

I added a punched flower that I created inked a piece of Mulberry 100 using Royal Blue and Violet PowderPuff Chalk Inks as well.

 

The second news that I want to share with you is that you have three more options of Paper Pack to chose from the Theme Collections and if you ask me, they're all totally gorgeous.

You can see these HERE and very soon you will find inspiring ideas in our design team blog.

Quick Quotes Products:
Mulberry Paper Pack: 100 and 105
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Baby Blue, Jade, Clay, Plum, Midnight Confessions, Royal Blue and Violet.

Other Products:
Spellbinders Doily and Leaves by DieNamites
Coffee Lovers Stamp Set by Joy Clair.


I hope my project inspired you today!!! See you soon!
Martha Lucia
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gift Ideas with Kathi

Kathi here today to host the blog.  I have four gift creations to share with you featuring the Mulberry Paper Pack.

All Four Projects:

Project 1: Pocket Notepad 

Project 2: Pencil/Tablet Set

Project 3: Easel Desk Calendar

Project 4: Pocket Journal


Quick Quotes Supplies:
2017 Powderpuff Chalking Ink: Royal Blue and Violet
Ribbons: Blue and Purple

Thanks for stopping by. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Believe In Yourself with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the new Windsong Paper Pack.

I played off of the subtle Seafoam color in the paper and added Seafoam cardstock to bring out the color in the pattern paper.

Believe in Yourself Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Collection Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes designed by Connie Mercer

The title is chipboard and it is easily colored with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Believe in Yourself Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Collection Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes designed by Connie Mercer

The more you pat it with color the more depth of color it creates. The chipboard stickers were colored with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink also.
Believe in Yourself Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Collection Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes designed by Connie Mercer

Believe in Yourself Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong Collection Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks for Quick Quotes designed by Connie Mercer 


The flowers are also shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Pull them apart and it is easy to get good a coverage of ink on them.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack: 104 and 105
Farmhouse: Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Antique Linen, Seafoam and Midnight Confessions

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap: Chipboard Title and Gems
Divine Twine
Petaloo Flowers
Leaves
Tumble Dye by SEI

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

April Club Q Preview!

Tuesday greetings crafty friends, have you had a chance to check out the April Club Q Kits? They are gorgeous and full of inspiration for you!

Option D:

Option A: Page Layouts

Option B: Altered Kits


For more information on how to sign up, please stop on over to the Quick Quotes Online Store here.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Hoppy Easter with LeeAnn!

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here bringing you my March 2017 video and tutorial using the sheets from the Quick Quotes Windsong, Winter Bliss, and Anchors Aweigh paper collection packs along with seven of the PowderPuff Chalking Inks.


The first thing I did was to cut the images I wanted using my electronic cutting machine. I used Jade to ink up the Windsong 105 pieces to simulate grass, some I did on the front side, others I did on the back side and alternated them.

I put power tape on the back to adhere the pieces to each other. I then placed the fence pieces where I wanted them to be and overlapped them so that they would fit properly on my layout, and found I needed another layer of grass. I then worked on placing the eggs where I would want them to be, They were cut out of the Winter Bliss 101 and 102 papers, which I then alternated them using back and front as well.

The little bunny and the sentiment are from Sunsational Stamps and Crafts. I Chalked the edges of the sentiment using Sky Blue.

The flowers I used Fuchsia and Buttercup. The butterflies I used Buttercup, Warm Grey, Hydrangea, and Violet.

While placing everything for the layout I managed to lose a flower, but you will see in my final photo that I did find that flower, and also decided to add eyes to the bunny, along with glitter dots to the flowers and butterfly Antennae. I also decided to add an insert of AW100 to the inside of the photo frame for a little more color.

Once I have a picture of my grandchildren with the Easter Bunny this year, this page will be complete.

I hope you have enjoyed my project, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe so you will get notification of when I have another video go live. Thank you so much, and let's get crafting.



Quick Quotes Products:
Windsong 100 - background
Windsong 105 - grass
Winter Bliss 101 - eggs
Winter Bliss 102 - eggs
Anchors Aweigh 100 - inside frame
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Jade,  Sky BlueFuchsiaButtercupHydrangeaViolet and Warm Grey

Other Products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Glitter Dots
Sunstational Digital Bunny Stamp & Sentiment

Please be sure to follow the Quick Quotes Blog and to check out this month's challenge here, my shape is Circles, can you tell?

We hope you visit again soon! ~ LeeAnn


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Celebrate Special Moments with June

Hello and Welcome! June here, wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

After being cooped up in the house for far too long, we decided it was time to get outside, explore and have some fun as a family. So it was off to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! This is a photo of our favorite place there:

Special Moments Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart

This fun place deserved fun paper and I was so excited to get my hands on Quick Quotes' Windsong 104 as it was just begging to be colored. And what better way to color it than with Powder Puff Chalking Inks.

Using Fantastix coloring tools, you can use turn your ink pads into markers! Just touch these sticks into your ink and color away. I used Buttercup, Terra Cotta, Sunset, Fuchsia, Seafoam & Rose Petal inks to add touches of color around the page and customize it.

Special Moments Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart

So many Quick Quotes paper collections work together - I love that! The photo is layered with Windsong WS101 and both sides of Chiffon 101. For the title and journaling block, I used Sheer Joy Strip SJ600. All of the papers were edged with Seafoam and Latte Powder Puff Chalking Inks. For embellishing details, I added Quick Quotes Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishment flowers. These metal flowers were perfect for a page about a metal sculpture. I added Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins for a magical sparkle, and Liquid Pearls for depth and color.

Special Moments Scrapbook Page featuring Windsong collection by Quick Quotes designed by June Swart


Quick Quotes Products:
Windsong Paper Pack *New*
Chiffon 101
Metal Embellishment Flowers
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Buttercup, Fuchsia, Sunset, Seafoam and Latte
2017 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Rose Petal and Terra Cotta *New*
Sheer Joy Strip

Other Products:
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart Dragonfly and Border Punches
Mesh Tape
Sequins

Thanks for stopping by today and check out all the fun new products at the Quick Quotes Online Store.
-june

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beautiful Floral Card with Alicia

Good morning Quick Quotes readers!  Alicia blogging today with a long and lovely spring card.  The new Mulberry Paper Pack has the most versatile papers.  This beautiful floral print was the perfect starting point for a spring flower card.

Floral Card featuring Mulberry Paper Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Alicia O'Bryant

I used three dimensional dies to create these flowers. Here are the steps I took:
  1. Cut paper with various dies
  2. Ink edges with PowderPuff Chalking Inks
  3. Roll the flower around a skewer for these tiny flowers
  4. Use a drop of hot glue at the base to keep the flower in place
  5. Allow to cool and shape the petals with your fingers
  6. Ink edges with PowderPuff Chalking Inks again!
  7. Insert a drop of glue and pearl bead in the center
  8. Adhere to project with glue dots
Floral Card featuring Mulberry Paper Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Alicia O'Bryant

Here's an even closer look at these flowers.  They are so much fun to make, I get carried away and have several left for another project.  I also added a pearl to the center of Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishment flower.
 
Floral Card featuring Mulberry Paper Collection and PowderPuff Chalk Inks by Quick Quotes designed by Alicia O'Bryant

Quick Quotes Products:

Other Products:
Spellbinders Itty Bitty Flowers and Leaves Dies
Pearl Beads
Recollections Eggplant Pearl Embossing Powder
Memory Makers Flower Patch Stamp
Tutti Designs Stitched Banner Dies
Ribbon

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Enjoy the Little Things with Susie

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today with a couple of simple cards created with the new Mulberry Collection.

 
I cut the striped paper from the collection (MB105) to create the background of the card and then trimmed out the sentiment.  I used Violet PowderPuff Chalking Ink along the edges.


The bunny was die cut from MB100.  I created a little shading with Latte and Pixie Pink inks. I used a black pen to color in the eye and draw on the whiskers before I finished it off with a nice coating of clear embossing powder!


The second card was created much the same way, but I added a swirl of rhinestone bling!

 
Quick Quotes Supplies:
Mulberry Paper Pack: 100, 105, 600
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Violet, Latte and Pixie Pink

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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